2 Hospitalized After Stabbing at the Mint Bar on Main Street
Two people were stabbed and two others were arrested after a stabbing at the Mint Bar on Main Street in Torrington in the early hours of Thursday, December 6. The stabbing occurred in the alley behind the bar.
According to the Torrington Police Department, TPD officers and Goshen County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to the Mint Bar at around 1:13 a.m. on reports of an assault with two stabbing victims. Those victims have been identified as 35-year-old Jennifer Loveland and 28-year-old Juan Gutierrez, who were both treated by Torrington EMS at the scene and then transported to the Community Hospital Emergency Room.
Loveland had lacerations to her right leg and upper arm. Gutierrez was stabbed in the abdomen. They were both listed in stable condition.
The suspects have been identified as siblings Amy and Adam Palomo. Each has been charged with felony aggravated battery
Can Bar Owners Be Held Liable For Stabbings and Other Violence?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former criminal prosecutor who now represents the interests of crime victims in civil lawsuits. We have asked him to add some information on bar owner liability or stabbings, shootings, and other violent incidents:
Bar owners have a legal responsibility to keep their bars free of foreseeable dangers, including the risk of reasonably foreseeable violent crime. In some bar shooting and stabbing cases, the violent incident may have been prevented by better security standards at the bar, such as hired security guards and weapons searches. In cases where a bar shooting or stabbing can be linked to inadequate security or another form of bar owner negligence, the victims and their families may have a strong case for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed during violence at a bar or nightclub, we understand the difficulties your family faces. If you’d like to learn more about your legal options, consider speaking to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys in a free consultation.